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October 12, 2018

posted Oct 12, 2018, 12:05 PM by Christine Roman
Dear Parents and Guardians,

The autumn colors have been amazing this week! This year, the red ones are my favorite. Being a short week didn’t tamper with the academic work of our students. I think Thursday’s rain helped with everyone’s focus.

In looking at our student data and knowing that social-emotional learning is an important part of educating the “whole child”, we have established a way for our students to continue to practice and model these skills. As a school community, we established our lunchroom expectations. Our lunch personnel daily reinforce those lunch manners and social skills.

Additionally, this year we will provide an opportunity for our students to practice these skills with some direct teacher intervention. Every Tuesday and Wednesday, Mrs. Gagnon will be sitting at a designated cafeteria table with small groups of students.

The selection process will be a collaboration between the lunch duty personnel and Mrs. Gagnon. Together they will select both peer models and students who could benefit from additional practice. Throughout the course of the school year, Mrs. Gagnon will invite all the NHCS students to her lunch groups in the cafeteria.

We are excited about this learning venture. Our ultimate goal is to have all of our students ready and able to attend a “fancy gathering at a restaurant/wedding or go to a friend’s house” and be comfortable and confident in these situations.

Have a great autumn weekend!